The South

Where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy; everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed. -unknown

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Day 5, March 13th

We started this rainy morning by trying to stay dry. We had already planned to go to the National Museum of Singapore, so the rain wasn't going to mess up any plans.Once inside we walked under these beautiful chandeliers, that began to swing back and forth! Brent and I just stopped and stared. We got to learn all about the history of the country. The sad part is that not much is known about the history prior to 1800. They only have stories that were handed down by word of mouth. The picture below is of Sir Thomas Raffles who came from Britain and set up Singapore as a British Colony. It was a long process involving different sultans, etc. that we got to learn all about.
Below is a bell that was a gift that is from Boston.
They did not allow flash photography inside that part of the museum, so I was limited as to what I could take pictures of. It was well worth the visit to understand more of what brought Singapore to the country it is today.
We went back to a mall that we had visited previously in our trip so that I could get some more Roti Prata to eat. I love this stuff and now just need to figure out how to fix it here. It is a Singaporean dish that derived from an Indian dish (paratha). It is a thin pancake like bread made from flour, water, and egg. It reminded me of a crepe, and you can have different things inside it. I had egg and onion. Then the best part is that you can dip it in curry sauce. It was so good. I had it three times while in Singapore.
After lunch we went to the Botanical Gardens. They like to say that it is one of the only free things to do in the city. We walked and walked and walked inside it and only covered about a fourth of it. It would take all day to see all of the beautiful scenery inside.

I would have loved more time to see all of the garden.

1 comment:

tamara said...

I am really enjoying your posts about your trip!! I guess I am living vicariously through you as I'm not sure I will ever visit Singapore. And if I did, I'm not sure I would be brave enough to try the food. Keep sharing!!